Expanding Capacity & Competency in HCV (Hepatitis C virus): A Focused Initiative for Rural Health

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Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Inspiriing Medical Education (Med-IQ)


C.E. Credit for Physician - American Medical Association (AMA): 2.50
Specialization: PRA Category 1
Total number of credits for completing all 3 trainings

Training Overview Description

Traditionally, the responsibility of treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has fallen exclusively on specialists in gastroenterology or infectious disease. New clinical practice recommendations for testing; novel, highly effective, and more tolerable direct-acting antiviral therapies; and a simultaneous increase in HCV infections, largely related to higher rates of injection drug use, are substantially increasing the demand for HCV care. For patients who live in rural areas, where specialists are usually scarce, access to care has been especially poor. Advances in the management of HCV make providing treatment outside of the specialist’s office feasible with appropriate education, training, and support.

The learning components of this series, which concludes with a master competency examination and certificate recognition, will arm primary care professionals with knowledge and competence specific to rural practice settings and will improve the capacity for high-quality HCV care across the country.

There are three trainings in this series. The links below take you directly to each online training.

Infection Control
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Evidence Based Medicine/Practice
Chronic Disease Management
Primary Care
Nurse Administrator
Licensed Practical Nurse
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Physician Assistant
Other Nurse Practitioner
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Women's Health
NP - Pediatric
NP - Family Practice
Social Worker
Medical Assistant
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)
Community Health Aide (CHA)
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Laboratory Assistant
Diagnostic Technician
Nurse Educator
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse - CNS
Family Medicine Physician
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Health Educator
Public Health Specialist

Registration Information

Additional information, resources and registration links for the CME courses can be found on the Med-IQ - Expanding Capacity and Competency in HCV Website.

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